Tuesday, 19 April 2011

I Have Stitched All of This.........

With my love and a kiss :) I put the final Fan stitches into my anniversary sampler yesterday but not without a visit from the frog on Sunday evening! I got all the top row of fan stitches done, went to start my bottom row and realised I'd started the top row in the wrong place. So I did the bottom row then started to slowly unpick the top row. I didn't get it all done before I went to bed so after I'd done the ironing yesterday morning I picked it up again this time deciding to just cut the rest! I sat and re-stitched the row only to find that I must have miscounted somewhere along the row but I decided that I am not going to take it out yet again or you might find me rocking in a corner! So here is my finished Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched With Love minus two flower rows and I must say that I am delighted with my finish:) I just love this gorgeous design and the colours in it. So now this week I shall start making it up into a hanging pin keep type finish. I just hope that when I go rooting in my fabric box that I have a big enough piece to back it with! If not we have to go to Beverley on Thursday so I shall pop into Boyes and see if I can pick some up there.
Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched with Love
32 count white evenweave
DMC
Started 10th January 2011
Finished 18th April 2011
25th Anniversary Sampler for my DH and I

I have loved stitching this so much but just wish I'd started it earlier so that I could have done it all but I think it looks just as good without those flowers:)


Friday and Saturday evening I settled down to stitch quite early in the evening so that I could get a good couple of nights on BBD AotH Pink Hill Manor. This is another enjoyable stitch and so pretty. This one seems to be stitching up quite quickly so far. This is my year long however long it takes SAL with Valerie, Jane and Lisa B.

Last night was another SAL night this time my SB SAL with Barb and Colleen and this week we went to Barb's for cocktails in the garden ( in spirit of course although it would be lovely to do it for real). I stitched up a few rows and started the big one you can see in my photo. This one really requires good concentration and counting so it was good for keeping my mind off other things. I think it will take me next Monday evening and maybe another one to actually finish this row but it will be lovely when it's done.

I'm starting a wee birthday gift tonight and I have also stitched one PIF and started another so if you are waiting for a PIF from me ( list on the right) please know I have not forgotten you. Tomorrow Lisa and I are starting our My Big Toe Designs A New Day then Thursday it'll be PS night. I hope to get back to Silver Creek Samplers Dandy Dreams soon too. Lots of lovely stitching to do!

I just want to say a huge thank you to those of you who left hugs, positive thoughts, good wishes etc for my appointment at the breast clinic. This time next week I will either still be there or on my way home and will, hopefully, know one way or the other what it is. I cannot thank you enough for thinking of me or tell you how much it means or how much I appreciate it. I am so blessed to have wonderful friends here, Needlecraft Haven and on Facebook {{{{hugs}}}} who are so supportive.

Not sure what I'm going to do this afternoon. Will see what Miss Abi wants to do. I think she's having a Harry Potter session seen as we bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 on Saturday! So I may cut some card and root through my fabric box so that I can start making Stitched with Love up:)

Have a lovely week everyone.

Take care.

Love & hugs

Sally

xxxxx

39 comments:

Sheila said...

Your anniversary sampler is beautiful. Congrats!!!

Catherine said...

Your sampler looks beautiful!!

Continued hugs and prayers your way!!

Michelle said...

Its just beautiful Sally - I must get on and do mine but I am having a 'smalls' time at the moment! If you have trouble finding fabric let me know - I have quite a bit built up now.

Sending you many hugs and I continue to think of you xx

Mouse said...

OOO well done on finishing it even with the visit from the frog ..lol .. hope everything goes ok with the hospital:) ooo been to the tank museum at Beverly .. know it well :)take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxx

natalyK said...

Lovely stitching! Your anniversary sampler is beautiful.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your anniversary sampler is gorgeous Sally. I will keep this in mind for my in a few years time. Lovely progess on your WIPs. Pink Manor is one of my favourites from the AotH series. Hope everything goes well on Thursday and Tuesday. Will be thinking of you, with fingers crossed for good news.

Vonna said...

Stitched with Love and a Kiss is BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely sampler for your anniversary! And Emmanuel's Song...gorgeous! Not to mention your stunning AofH :)
Gorgeous all around Sally!

Margaret said...

I love your anniversary sampler! It looks great to me -- what flowers? No one would know unless they know the design by heart. Lovely! Congrats on 25 years -- that's a big one! Love your other stitching too! I'm continuing the positive thoughts and prayers for your appointment next week. Good luck!

Pointed Stitcher said...

That Anniversary Sampler is just beautiful.

Jane said...

Beautiful sampler and a lovely commemorative piece for your 25th ~ do you have time to stitch the same for mine if you start now?!!!
All your WIPS looking good, I just don't know how you manage to have so many on the go and yet they all get completed!
Best wishes coming your way for next week and keeping everything crossed for you ~ stay positive.
Have watched HP dvd twice so far and we've decided on the next rainy day we going to watch the whole lot from start to finish ~ that equals a lot of stitching time to me xxx

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Sampler !!!!

Cath said...

A gorgeous finish , and lovely progress on your other projects too.
Fingers crossed for your appointment .X

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Congratulations on your finish! It is so beautiful.

Your WIP's are coming along nicely.

I have you in my prayers. You would think with all the technology we have today they could read the results of a test sooner.

KarenV said...

Beautiful finish Sally, happy anniversary to you and your DH :) I hope your appointment next week goes OK, I shall be thinking of you.

Michele said...

I just love your anniversary sampler! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Sue said...

Beautiful stitching on the anniversary sampler Sally an on your SALs too. Hope everything goes well at the hospital next week. Love and (((hugs))) x

Barb said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog Sally, I have just hot footed headache ,too many cocktails last night) .Oh wow simply stunning I think that would be a super design for anyone close , daughter and son come to mind. Shall have to stop having these conversations with you , my stash pile is growing lol. I am only joking I mean what would we do without the three of us on a Monday night.Where shall we 3 meet again!!!!
Lots of lovely stitching you do girl, I have tried but just cannot keep up.
Will be in touch again soon no doubt. Loads of hugs

Julie said...

I think i prefer your anniversdary sampler without the additional rows. Have a lovely anniversary despite the added appointment xxx

lynda said...

Love your anniversary sampler...very pretty!

Ranae said...

The 25th Anniversary sampler is just stunning, what a treaure to cherish
I am trying to play catch up,
{{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers for you, Sally
Take care!

jane said...

Your anniversary piece is lovely Sally and I really like the way Pink Hill Manor is looking. You have lots of lovely designs on the go.

Mylene said...

Such a gorgeous finish, Sally. I so love the colours used on this sampler. WIP's are looking beautiful too.
Sending good thoughts your way.

valerie said...

Beautiful sampler Sally and congratulations on 25 years of marriage! Your Pink Manor is really coming along. I am still dealing with that brick house on A Wish For you...it's taking me forever! I can't wait to be done! lol. Hope all goes well at your appointment.

Ellen said...

Wow, the Anniversary Sampler is just gorgeous! Congrats on the finish. I love Pink Manor, beautiful colors,

Thinking of you and hope the appointment goes well.

Hugs,

Farm Girl said...

Your sampler is lovely Sally, gorgeous work. Thinking of you, all the very best for your appointment next week. Hugs, Nicky

DonnaTN said...

You did a beautiful job on your anniversary sampler as well as your ongoing wip's. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your newest SAL.

mbroider said...

All your pics are beautiful. The sampler looks great and full of love:)

Have been very very limted in my blog watching, as i am currently going thr' some botherations...

But then Emmanuel soothes me as usual, thx:)

♥marylin♥ said...

Absolument merveilleux ! bravo
bisous

Christine said...

Stitched with love is beautiful Sally, great progress on the WIPs too

Kathy Ellen said...

Lovely stitching on your anniversary design, and one would never know about the missing rows. After all, the Amish always put at least mistake into every quilt they make, because they say that no one is perfect, except for God!

I love Emanuel's Song too, and BBD's "Pink Manor" will be beautiful when you finish them too.

Beth said...

All your stitching is as usual - fantastic! I can't wait to see how you finish it.

Rachael xxx said...

Did you have a HP afternoon, I might just have one of those LOL
Love Blue Ribbon designs and that is just lovely!

Suzanne said...

Great stitching, your anniversary sampler is fantastic!

Nadia said...

Well done on your finish Sally, it looks great. Hope everything goes well and it turns out to be a storm in a teacup x

Sharon said...

Hi Sally! Love your anniversary sampler. It's beautiful. Your stitching fingers are always flying. Best wishes, thoughts and prayers for your clinic visit. I have been in those shoes-everything was fine and it will be for you too!

TeresaB said...

Oh Sally your anniversary sampler turned out so lovely! The colors are beautiful and the changes you made were perfect! Congrats on the finish.

I so wish I were further along with my AotH, your pictures are so inspiring. Just love seeing how it's coming along.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Lois said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! Sending good thoughts your way for the upcoming appointment.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful job on the anniversary sampler!

♥marylin♥ said...

Happy Easter !
bisous bisous